Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is central to any safety management system that’s actually going to work. There has been a renewed focus on DEI recently, and it is a consensus best practice as described in global standards such as ISO 45001, which emphasizes risk identification and the consultation and participation of all workers.
This webinar will review the importance of DEI and getting information relevant to safety from all workers. It will explore creating a culture in which our employees feel empowered to participate in safety management, and where all risks are visible. This includes psychosocial risks — anxieties originating from the way work is structured, aspects of job tasks, or feelings of exclusion — and risks associated with key aspects of employee identity. For example, incorporating employees with disabilities into emergency planning, or addressing the fact that most personal protective equipment (PPE) reflects the facial and body dimensions of the average male user, creating risks for women and men outside of the average size range.
Of course, the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges, as it’s shifted our attention away from “normal” safety management tasks, possibly causing us to overlook safety hazards, and adding to the psychosocial risks in the workplace.
Presenters will discuss the ways that integration of DEI with safety management increases our ability to identify and control all workplace risks, boosts buy-in to our EHS culture, and gives us the well-connected workforce we need to continue improving safety performance no matter what challenges the future may hold. The webinar will include both a slide presentation and an open conversation, including Q & A from attendees.
This webinar will cover:
Phil Molé, EHS & Sustainability Expert, VelocityEHS
Phil Molé holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was a recipient of a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) traineeship. He has worked in the EHS Industry since 1995, including many years as a regulatory consultant, and a role as Global EHS Coordinator for a large manufacturing company. In his current position as an EHS & Sustainability Expert at VelocityEHS, Phil conducts webinars and develops content on a wide variety of EHS topics, and has spoken at safety conferences such as ASSP and NSC’s Congress and Expo.
Kahlilah L. Guyah, CHMM, ASP, CSP, CEO, Founder and Principal Consultant at EHS Compliance Services Inc.
Kahlilah L. Guyah is an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with 20 years of comprehensive experience in delivering compliance solutions and implementing management systems. Her expertise include, but are not limited to: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), local and state regulatory requirements; EHS auditing; hazardous material storage, transportation and disposal; training development and administration; wastewater and stormwater management; emergency response; environmental permitting and reporting; and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Authoring. Kahlilah has a reputation as a strong communicator, team leader and problem solver.